Exit Lane On Northbound I-95 at SR 528 Utilized to Move Traffic Until Bridge Repair Work Complete
By Space Coast Daily // March 29, 2019
crews working to have northbound I-95 reopened by 9 p.m
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will be utilizing the northbound exit lane at Interstate 95 (I-95) and State Road (S.R.) 528 near Cocoa to allow northbound traffic to pass under the S.R. 528 bridge again.
The parallel roadway is what’s called a collector-distributor.
Once the single lane on the parallel roadway is reopened, drivers utilizing that lane should expect to navigate at speeds well below normal. The lane will allow drivers to continue on I-95 northbound. The lane will also allow drivers to exit to eastbound S.R. 528, as well as utilize the loop ramp to westbound S.R. 528.
Drivers heading on eastbound S.R. 528 are not able to exit to northbound I-95 at this time.
The S.R. 528 overpass at I-95 sustained considerable damage this morning. Construction equipment hauled on a semi-truck hit bridge beams as it passed northbound under S.R. 528.
The construction equipment apparently was not secured at the proper level. Northbound I-95 and the parallel exit lane that passes under S.R. 528 were closed since then.
In the meantime, temporary repairs continue under the S.R. 528 overpass along mainline I-95.
The repair crews are working to secure the beams so that no loose concrete falls on vehicles passing beneath. Once the temporary repairs are made, it will be safe for traffic to resume.
Crews are working to have northbound I-95 reopened by 9 p.m.
These repairs are temporary, and this means future lane closures along northbound I-95 will be needed to make permanent repairs.
That type of work generally occurs at night and involves single or double lane closures. No firm date has been established for those repairs at this time.
FDOT, along with its maintenance contractor, is also working to establish a cost for the permanent repair, as well as a scope of work to fix the damage. FDOT is also exploring how to get reimbursed for the damage sustained to the public’s infrastructure.
FDOT urges motorist to please drive carefully through construction zones.
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